Capitol Roundup from Rep. Mike Peifer

Department of Aging Secretary to Visit Senior Citizens Expo Sept. 6

Reps. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) will host their annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dingman Township Fire Hall, 680 Log Tavern Road in Milford. Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Brian Duke will be on hand to outline the agency’s initiatives to boost the health and quality of life of the Commonwealth’s senior population. The expo also will feature a variety of vendors who will share information and answer questions about: government services for senior citizens, nursing and personal care, physical therapy, senior living, hospice services, driver education and more. Visit for additional information.

Small Business Advantage Grants Available

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is again accepting applications for its Small Business Advantage Grant Program to aid small businesses looking to conserve energy and prevent pollution. Applicants must be a for-profit corporation, Limited Liability Corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with 100 or fewer full-time employees.  The grant-supported project must be in a Pennsylvania facility owned by the applicant and must save the business at least 25 percent, plus $500 annually, as a direct result of implementing the grant-supported project. Eligible projects include HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency lighting, solvent recovery systems, waste recycling systems and auxiliary power units deployed as anti-idling technology for trucks. All grant projects must be completed by June 30, 2014. For more information, visit

Drive Safely Around School Buses

As area children head back to school, it is important to remember how to safely share the road with school buses. Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended, and they must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting a bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped. Motorists should be certain all children are safely off of the roadway before driving away from the area. For more information, visit
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